Point guard McKinley Wright is known for his toughness and ability to get to the rim on the court. Playing one of the hardest positions to find, Wright has been in demand. During the first evaluation period coaches were tracking him very closely, and he spoke on his visit plans.
“I am trying to show I am more than just a scoring point guard,” said Wright of July. “I am trying to show that I refuse to lose, and that I will do everything in my power to win.”
Recently Wright made a pair of unofficial visits. He visited his hometown school, Minnesota, and also made a trip to Dayton.
About Minnesota, Wright said, “Minnesota is a great place. It is home for me. They are telling me I could come in and play right away with Nate Mason. It is a great place, and they talk about the loyalty and staying home and what it would mean for Minnesota.”
He continued about the Gophers, “They are telling me if I come others will follow in my footsteps. It is big that they think I could be a leader in-state.”
When it comes to the Flyers, Wright said, “I had a good visit at Dayton. I met with the coaches, played in open gym with the players, and saw the facilities. They have basically an NBA arena and they are selling how they have been to the NCAA Tournament five years in a row, and that I could start as a freshman.”
Currently Wright is focused on having a big July on the court, but he is also thinking about the visits he wants to take once the calendar flips to August.
“After July I’m planning on taking an official visit to Iowa State, Xavier, and Texas,” said Wright.
Iowa State has been recruiting Wright for a long time, and the Cyclones made an impression on him last year.
“It is a great place,” said of Iowa State. “Their fan base is outstanding. They pretty much sellout every game. I went to one of their games last year against Oklahoma and it was huge. It was a lot of fun.”
About Texas, Wright said, “Texas gets out and runs. Shaka Smart is a great coach who wins, and I just like his playing style.”
Xavier is another school that has been on Wright for a while, and the Musketeers are hoping to get help from a Minnesota player already on their roster.
“Xavier is real good,” said Wright. “J.P. Macura is a former D1 Minnesota player and he says it is a good school. I don’t know too much about them, but I’ve been talking to Coach (Travis) Steele and Coach (Chris) Mack a lot, so I am excited to get down there.”
In terms of making a decision, Wright says he wants to complete his visits and then make a choice.
“We are thinking around October before the high school season is when I will make my decision,” noted Wright.